ASABE Revises Farm and Agricultural Injury Classification Code

St. Joseph, Michigan - The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has revised its standard for classifying farm and agricultural injuries.

The revision, ASAE S575.2 NOV2019, Farm and Agricultural Injury Classification (FAIC) Code, provides a more modern and consistent means of classification to individuals assigning codes, regardless of their knowledge of agricultural operations.

The standard is applicable to all farm/ranch and agriculturally related injuries involving any of a wide range of hazards such as machinery, vehicles, animals, plants, structures, equipment, tools, dusts, chemicals, weather/environment, and products associated with production agriculture.

ASABE members with standards access and those with site-license privileges can access the full-text via electronic download on the ASABE online Technical Library at Others can obtain a copy for a fee directly from the library or by contacting ASABE headquarters at

ASABE is recognized worldwide as standards developing an organization for food, agricultural, and biological systems, with more than 275 standards currently in publication. Conformance to ASABE standards is voluntary, except where required by the state, provincial, or other governmental requirements, and the documents are developed by consensus in accordance with procedures approved by the American National Standards Institute. For information on this or any other ASABE standard, contact Scott Cedarquist at 269-932-7031, A current listing of all ASABE standards projects can be found on the ASABE web site at

ASABE is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. Further information on the Society can be obtained by contacting ASABE at (269) 429-0300, emailing or visiting

Dolores Landeck

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